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Cost Accountant

Jackson, Mississippi


Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division within the Aerospace Group is seeking a Cost Accountant. The Cost Accountant will be based at our Jackson, MS facility. 


The position reports directly to the plant Accounting Manager and is part of the plant Finance Team. This role is instrumental in maintaining and monitoring our standard cost system, and proactive variance analysis. This role helps manage, track, and provide proactive financial examination on various manufacturing and financial metrics. This role will also have month end financial close, and monthly balance sheet reconciliation responsibilities. This role will participate in the monthly rolling forecast build-up, and annual profit planning processes.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will maintain accurate standard and current cost system by working cross functionally with Supply Chain and various other functions on Inventory Issues as well as owning the cycle count process and assisting in the annual standard cost roll.
  • You will be responsive for all work order manufacturing variance analysis
  • You will be the plant cost out subject matter expert, managing project savings validation (Material & Factory cost out)and manage obsolete inventory reconciliation, action tracking, review and dispositions.
  • You will monitor and review the manufacturing and budget variances as well as developing labor and overhead rates.
  • You will be responsible for troubleshooting existing accounting systems to correct problems.
  • You will develop new procedures and process improvements to enhance financial control and reporting.
  • You will assist in month end financial close activities, annual physical inventory, preparation of profit plan and department budgets as well as any special projects as assigned by plant management.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited institution is required.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Jackson, MS facility will be considered
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Adept with Microsoft Office excel, word, power point and outlook.
Position Criteria:
  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results oriented.
  • Process oriented and ability contribute to continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056080